12 Apr 2015

Children’s television

From Standing Room Only, 12:47 pm on 12 April 2015

Children s television

Children in a cage.

TVNZ's children show What Now. Photo: TNVZ

It won't come as a surprise to anyone with kids that they're spending a lot of time surfing YouTube. So where does that leave traditional outlets for young people – particularly on TV?

Last month the New Zealand Children's Screen Trust – Kids on Screen for short – released the Children's Media Rights Declaration, outlining what children should have the right to access regarding content.

Janette Howe from Kids on Screen and What Now director Kerry du Pont talks to Simon Morris about creating content for children.